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S. J. Perelman Quotes and Sayings

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Fate was dealing from the bottom of the deck.
- S. J. Perelman

The fact is that all of us have only one personality,
and we wring it out like a dishtowel.
You are what you are.
- S. J. Perelman

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
- S. J. Perelman

I'll dispose of my teeth as I see fit,
and after they've gone, I'll get along.
I started off living on gruel, and by God,
I can always go back to it again.
- S. J. Perelman

 

He bit his lip in a manner which immediately awakened my maternal sympathy,
and I helped him bite it.
- S. J. Perelman

Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin -
it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
- S. J. Perelman

I'd horsewhip you if I had a horse.
- S. J. Perelman

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Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation.
Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
- Alexander the Great

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
- Jacques Delille

Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
- Carl Jung

Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed
in a prior state of existence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Concern for man and his fate must always form
the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
- Albert Einstein

Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny.
- Kamran Hamid

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages.
- Ariel Dorfman

My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it.
But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief,
that is a fate more terrible than dying.
- Joan of Arc

Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.
- Harry S. Truman

Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families,
or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction,
I fear, is their fate.
- William Floyd

Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate,
the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts,
our attitudes.
That is why many people live in the withering negative world.
That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.
- Alfred A. Montapert

Homelessness is the actor's fate; physical incapacity
to attain what is most required and desired by such
a spirit as I am a slave to.
- Edwin Booth

Man does not control his own fate.
The women in his life do that for him.
- Groucho Marx

There is no armor against fate.
- James Shirley

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess,
and you don't find out til too late that he's been
playing with two queens all along.
- Terry Pratchett

I believe that fate is choices - it's not chance.
- Wayne Newton

Fate loves the fearless.
- James Russell Lowell

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife;
This simple boon I beg of Fate -
A thousand years of Middle Life.
- Carolyn Wells

Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
- John Dryden

All the nations they had to deal with,
had the same fate.
- Algernon Sydney

Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names
of the one and selfsame God.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is the customary fate of new truths,
to begin as heresies, and to end as superstitions.
- Thomas Huxley

Fate determines many things, no matter how we struggle.
- Otto Weininger

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization
and intellectualization and,
above all, by the disenchantment of the world.
- Max Weber

When good befalls a man he calls it Providence,
when evil fate.
- Knut Hamsun

I thank fate for having made me born poor.
Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
- Anatole France

The compulsion of fate is bitter.
- Christoph Martin Wieland

Fate keeps on happening.
- Anita Loos

Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who
can no longer threaten us!
- Pierre Corneille

There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate,
and man's reason has never learned to separate them.
- John Desmond Bernal

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate,
and she is fate.
- Thomas Mann

Something like trying to protect yourself all the time,
things like trying to outwit fate.
Those things can be the worst thing you can do for yourself.
- John Frusciante

My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby,
to some extent, directed.
Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.
- Aldous Huxley

Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair
that can determine your fate in the end.
- Helen Hayes

Fate will find a way.
- Virgil

We have become makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets.
- Karl Popper

It is the fate of operating systems to become free.
- Neal Stephenson

America is woven of many strands.
I would recognise them and let it so remain.
Our fate is to become one, and yet many.
This is not prophecy, but description.
- Ralph Ellison

Here an attempt is made to explain suffering:
the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate;
it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.
- Walter Kaufmann

Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
- Plutarch

Go with your fate, but not beyond.
Beyond leads to dark places.
- Mary Renault

I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night,
to-morrow let my sun his beams display,
or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.
- Abraham Crowley

It has been my fate in a long life of production to
be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry,
a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
- Margaret Oliphant

I think quite often a fate worse than death is life -
for lots of people.
- Tom Baker

Fate is being kind to me.
Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young.
- Duke Ellington

To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that
all compete for so beautiful a death.
- Pierre Corneille

A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he
could do a great favor for widows and orphans,
could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people.
- Islom Karimov

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
- Albert Camus

Even in political considerations, now-a-days,
you have stronger motives to feel interested in the
fate of Europe than in the fate of the Central or Southern parts of America.
- Lajos Kossuth

It's a complex fate, being an American,
and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting
against a superstitious valuation of Europe.
- Henry James

In the first instance, therefore, global terrorism
created a kind of global community sharing a common fate,
something we had previously considered impossible.
- Ulrich Beck

If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.
- William McFee


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